Three Cats Earn Honors from Baseball America

DURHAM, N.C. - Kansas State baseball placed three players on Baseball America's top prospects list for 18 different summer leagues, the publication announced Tuesday.

Sophomore Nick Martini led the way as he was rated the No. 3 prospect of the Missouri-Iowa-Nebraska-Kansas (M.I.N.K.) League after spending the summer with the Topeka Golden Giants. A 2008 freshman All-American, Martini led Topeka to a 19-16 record as he hit .391 with five home runs.

Sophomore Justin Lindsey, who pitched for the El Dorado Broncos, was rated the fourth-best prospect in the Jayhawk League by Baseball America. A right-hander from Chandler, Ariz., Lindsey led the Broncos to a championship season as they won the Jayhawk League, the National Baseball Congress (NBC) Midwest Regional and the NBC World Series. Lindsey earned a 5-1 record and a 2.45 ERA in 40.1 innings, while walking just 10 as opposed to his 44 strikeouts. He pitched El Dorado to a pair of wins in the NBC World Series, tallying a 2-0 record and a 2.25 ERA in two tournament starts.

Despite seeing limited time this summer, junior Carter Jurica was tapped the No. 6 prospect of the Texas Collegiate League playing for the McKinney Marshals. Jurica recorded a .302 average (13-for-43) in 11 games, while turning in one double, one home run and four RBI.

The three distinctions mark the fifth-consecutive year that at least one Wildcat made the list, joining A.J. Morris (2008), Justin Murray (2007), Byron Wiley (2006) and Jared Goedert (2005).